12:18 Sep. 24, 2016
This is the second time a quake shakes Ukraine in last two months
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit eastern Romania Saturday, September 24, the US Geological Survey said, according to Reuters.
Centered approximately 150 kilometers north of Bucharest, it also reached western and central Ukraine. It was felt in the country's major cities like Kyiv, Odesa and Vinnytsia.
A magnitude like this one is considered a moderate quake, which could potentially cause considerable damage. However, it was more than 90 kilometers deep, and that reportedly softened the effect.
‘I thought it was the end of the world', a Ukrainian citizen posted on Twitter, according to UNIAN.
This is the second time an earthquake shakes Ukraine. A magnitude 4.6 quake was registered in eastern Ukraine on August 7, 2016. It was reportedly felt in Mariupol, Donetsk and Dnipro.